A science and engineering fair is a competition based on the quality of projects done by students, the results of which are reported through exhibits and oral presentations at the fair.
The purpose of fairs is threefold: (1) to stimulate in young people an active interest in science and engineering; (2) to provide an educational experience through being exposed to the judges and to the public; and, (3) to give public recognition to talented students for the work they have done.
Science and engineering fairs are of value for the future scientist and the future non-scientist alike. In an increasingly technological world, we need more and better scientists, and we need a scientifically literate public. Thus, science and engineering fairs take on an even greater importance than they have in the past.
The year 2010 co-sponsors are pleased to be able to offer students in Southwest Virginia this exceptional educational experience. By having a Regional Science Fair in this area, many schools that would not have held local science fairs have been stimulated to do so, thus enhancing their scientific curriculums.
Participants in this Regional Science Fair are from the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe and the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton. There is a Junior Division for 7th and 8th grade students and a Senior Division for 9th through 12th grade students.
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